Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati
Email: robin [AT] iisertirupati.ac.in
Phone: +91 877 2500 443Group Webpage
My research interests broadly cover understanding patterns and processes in ecology, behavioural ecology, biogeography and evolutionary ecology using continental and oceanic island systems. I contribute to conservation through my research initiatives and by involving various stakeholders. Much of my research is collaborative and multi-disciplinary and whenever possible, uses technological advances to aid research.
Research highlighted at National Geographic https://goo.gl/4KcYvN
Educational and Professional Career
Ph.D (March, 2011): NIAS, IISc - Manipal University
Post-doctoral Fellow (April 2011, Year - November, 2011): Loyola University, Chicago
Fellow (December, 2011 - May, 2016): National Center for Biological Sciences, TIFR
Assistant Professor (May, 2016 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India
Honours and Awards
Fulbright Fellow from Fulbright Scholarship Board
Salim Ali - Lok wan Tho Ornithological Fellow from Bombay Natural History Society
V.V. Robin, C.K. Vishnudas, P. Gupta and U. Ramakrishnan, "The deepest, widest valleys cause nested phylogeographic patterns congruent with paleo-climate across a montane bird community", Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology - B, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0861 (2015).
V.V. Robin, P. Gupta, Thatte, P., and U. Ramakrishnan, "Islands with islands: Two montane paleo-endemic birds impacted by recent anthropogenic fragmentation", Molecular Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.13266 (2015).
V.V. Robin, C.K. Vishnudas and Uma Ramakrishnan, "Reassessment of the distribution and threat status of the Western Ghat endemic bird, Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis", Current Science, http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/107/04/0622.pdf (2014).
V.V. Robin, M. Katti and A. Sinha, "Singing from the skies: Geographic and individual variation of bird song in a threatened, endemic bird on the sky islands of southern India.", Animal Behaviour, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.05.032 (2011).
Full publication list at ResearchGate
BIO-212: Ecology Lab
Open PositionsI am looking for suitable:
- a) PhD Candidates for the next round of intake (Dec 2017)
- b) Post-doctoral candidates - deadline to apply Aug 31, 2017
- c) MS-PhD integrated course - likely to start August 2018
- a) Shola Sky Island ecosystem,
- b) bird biogeography,
- c) bird song.
I am looking for people with
- a) ability to write (popular or scientific articles),
- b) ability to raise funds to partially support research,
- c) ability to function independently (field and lab).
I am currently not accepting any short-term interns. Those interested in long (>6 months) volunteer positions, please do get in touch with me.